SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 7, 2017)- Extending a sponsorship that began in 2016, Magnus Racing and Audi Tire Center will once again re-unite for the entirety of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season.
“It’s great to see Audi Tire Center back with our program,” stated Magnus Racing team owner John Potter. “It goes without saying we’ve enjoyed a strong relationship with Audi as a whole over the last year, and the mutual support with an organization such as Audi Tire Center is a great demonstration of just how deep the partnership extends. We were fortunate enough to take part in a few Audi events over the course of 2016, and it’s clear how committed a group like Audi Tire Center is to their customers and quality of service, and that resonates very strongly within our own group, as obviously we pride ourselves on being competitive but also delivering a unique voice for our fans. We look forward to representing them well with both of our cars this year.”
Now in their second year together, the relationship between Magnus Racing and Audi Tire Center was immediately solidified dating back to their debut race together, when Magnus Racing, competing for the first time in the prolific Audi R8 LMS, went on to take victory at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Since that time, the relationship has only strengthened, with Magnus taking an additional victory at Lime Rock Park, and podium honors at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. Capping off an incredible season, Audi would go on to win the Manufacturer’s Championship, a role that Magnus was proud to contribute to.
Moving to 2017 and Magnus Racing’s new entry in to the sprint format of The Pirelli World Challenge, the continuation of the relationship will extend, with the team continuing to support Audi’s efforts in properly servicing their large customer base.
For Audi customers, only Audi Original Tires are engineered specifically for their Audi model. To help maintain the outstanding ride and handling characteristics of a customer’s Audi, tire installation at an authorized Audi dealership will ensure their benefit from factory-trained technicians with extensive Audi knowledge, best utilizing tire mounting and balancing equipment specified by Audi to help ensure a smooth ride. Finally, customers can be assured that their tires are protected by complimentary Road Hazard Coverage.
For Anthony Russo, Parts Program Specialist for Audi of America, the opportunity to re-unite with Magnus’s new two-car effort is a welcome one.
“We’re very excited to be back with Magnus Racing in 2017,” stated Russo. “Our 2016 season was a tremendous success, and the on-track results the team achieved were some of the best we’ve seen in company history. The move to the Pirelli World Challenge offers us a unique opportunity to extend our message to a new community, and the sprint format puts a real premium on performance which resonates well with us. Seeing our brand on both the No. 4 and 44 cars is fantastic, and we look forward to being part of an event where we can compete for overall victories. It’s a great next step for our program, and only further extends the parallels between on-track performance and the quality of service provided by Audi Tire Center.”
Official practice for the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg begins tomorrow, March 9, with an event double-header taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Magnus Racing will place continuous updates via their social media channels, as well as live coverage on world-challenge.com/streamvideo/